Cat Freed After Night Stuck in Car Dashboard

Cat stuck in car dashboard

We all know the old cliché about calling the fire department when a cat is stuck in a tree. Well, who does the fire department call about a cat stuck – in a car? In the case of the Albany Fire Department in Oregon, they called a local mechanic!

On April 12, the Albany Fire Department Facebook page shared a post from a local car dealer and repair shop, adding “Thank you Mark Thomas Motors for stepping up today and answering our call. We appreciate you.” The photos showed mechanics working on the dashboard of a car, a cat apparently stuck in that dashboard, and the same orange cat secured safely in a carrier.

According to The Oregonian, the previous night the cat’s home caught fire. To keep their three cats safely contained, the owners had placed them in their SUV. Unfortunately, the orange cat tried to hide from the sirens. According to a comment from his owner on Facebook, the “fire trucks really scared him.” The cat managed to scramble inside the car’s dashboard! By the next morning, it was clear that the cat was stuck and in need of assistance. That’s when the fire department called the mechanics. The SUV was taken to the garage and Mark Patrizik, the shop’s general manager, took a look. “You could see his head, but he couldn’t move – he couldn’t even look at ya,” Mark told The Oregonian. Mark decided that the best course of action was to take the dashboard apart.

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#Giveaway – Win Fiber for Dogs (3 winners!)

OK, let’s be honest here…every time you pull out the poop bags, you’re hoping–and I mean really hoping–that the poop is going to be solid and easy to pick up….



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A big yawn in Naples.

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A comfy lap for a hunting dog pup.
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Thanks for the latest update. We are all staying p…

Thanks for the latest update. We are all staying positive. I am going to read some more on Bill 128.
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Summer Forever

SUMMER!
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June officially arrives tomorrow, which in my eyes means the beginning of summer, aka the most wonderful time of the year, has also arrived. As always happens this time of year, I’m feeling excessively inspired by all things summer, which prompts me to do one of these summertime inspiration posts full of stereotypical summer-kissed images I’ve discovered via middle-of-the-night Pinterest browsing sessions. I hope they get you as pumped for summertime as I am.

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Would this work similarly when introducing a cat t…

Would this work similarly when introducing a cat to our dog? We have a coonhound mix (about 70 lbs) that we have had for 5 years. We adopted him when he was about one year old, so we don't know what the first year of his life was like. He is very interested in cats when we see them on walks. He first stops and stares at them, then starts baying. We would love to adopt a kitty, but don't know how to do it safely. He has never been in a crate. He is usually a very calm, well behaved dog and we just have never had the need for one. If the cat is the one being introduced to the family, which one would you crate? Any advice you have for us would be MUCH appreciated! Thank you!
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Lisa and Lily’s Love Takes Mother’s Day Photo Grand Prize

winners of the Halo Mother's Day contest

We are happy to announce that Lisa and Lily won the grand prize for their Halo Mother’s Day photo! They will receive a year’s supply of Halo pet food PLUS a donation of 5,000 bowls of Halo Pets food courtesy of Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org to a shelter of their choice.

Here is Lisa and Lily’s story:

…Lily, my sweet, gentle, 2 year old Schnauzer mix with floppy ears and skinny tail. This precious girl had been dumped at a local pound as a tiny puppy with Parvo and left to die. A girl with a local rescue group found Lily and thought she might could save her. So she got the meds and supplies she would need and spent an entire weekend working round the clock to nurse Lily to health. 2 weeks later, Lily had gained some weight and was causing a ruckus chasing and playing with the other rescued dogs.

At the time, I had 3 wonderful dogs and my husband insisted we didn’t need any more. But I kept seeing so many pictures and hearing sad stories of little ones needing a home. My heart just wouldn’t settle. And I saw a picture of this beautiful little Schnauzer mix desperately needing a home and knew I had to call. The girl that answered told me the dog in the picture had already been adopted, but would I maybe be interested in her sister dog? I drove straight to the Vet’s office that had her and I will never forget that moment the girl came around the corner with Lily in her arms. She was so tiny and pitiful and absolutely beautiful, my heart almost burst out of my chest when I looked in her little face. And I scooped her in my arms and she leaned her head on my chest and closed her eyes like she had just been waiting on me to show up.

Today Lily is the fastest of my girls and can also outlast all of them. She never wants to stop playing! She is a super snuggler, she loves hugs and kisses, and her very best friend is Maci, a 3 year old Salt and Pepper Miniature Schnauzer we saved as a 5 month old from a family ready to take her to a shelter because they were moving. They are pretty much attached at the hip and even share a kennel for bedtime so they can snuggle to sleep. My kids adore her as does my husband who admits he’s thankful I went and got her that day. Most people think I’m a little nuts for having 4 dogs, but I genuinely cannot begin to imagine my life without them.

Lisa has also chosen The Humane Society of Southeast Texas as the recipient for the 5,000-bowl donation.

Thank you Lisa for submitting your photo with your rescue dog and helping shelter pets!

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4 Mama Daughter Eyewear Looks for Summer

4 Mama Daughter Eyewear Looks for Summer

I’m going to start this post (sort of) off-topic and say that one major thing I’ve learned as a parent is that you’re not likely to do things the way you think you’re going to do them. I mean, I was absolutely certain my kids would never use iPads (until they were much older), that they would never eat sugar or even non-organic foods, and that the kids wouldn’t sleep in our bed. (Let’s just say that none of these things have gone as planned, and I totally cool with it.) I was also sure I would never do the “mommy and me” dressing thing with Essley. And while we don’t dress alike the majority of the time, she has been big into wanting to wear “matching things” lately, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much fun that is for me as well.

Most recently, Essley has been fascinated by my glasses, and asking to get glasses of her own. (While you guys mostly see photos of me in contact lenses, I actually wear glasses most of the time.) So when the opportunity arose for Ess and I to get several pairs of super cute, just-for-fun matching frames from Visionworks to wear as accessories showcasing four different spring/summer eyewear trends, we were both really excited. And today I’m sharing some photos from these different looks with you, taken on a few different occasions over the last couple of weeks.

Look 1: Pretty in Pink. My daughter and I may have a lot in common in terms of what we like, but when it comes to colors, we are on opposite sides of the fence. I’m a neutrals girl, and she is all sparkles and 100% pink. She stops strangers to tell them pink is her favorite color, and if she had it her way, every single item in her wardrobe would be a shade of that color. So it only makes sense that her favorite pairs of our matching frames are these pink-embellished beauties from Chelsea Morgan and Visionworks. I admittedly only own one pink clothing item – this tunic/dress I picked up at a Free People in Arizona last year – but I love it, and it’s the perfect piece to pair with these sweet, feminine frames. And Essley’s pink dress (one of many she owns) goes perfectly with them as well.

Look 2: Shopping Chic. When we have a mama daughter day and I ask Essley what she’d like to do, she often suggests the library or the park – but more times than not, she says “lets go shopping!” And I am admittedly always up for that. Essley is hilarious about her shopping dates – she always has to carry a purse, put on pretend makeup, and wear her sunglasses. My personal favorite pairs of matching Visionworks frames are these babies from Guess. They’re super chic and make us feel all fancy, even when our shopping excursion is just a grocery store run.

Look 3: Summer’s a Breeze. Essley and I are both big fans of summertime, and when I told her we were going to have a summer-inspired adventure on a warm day last week and explore outside looking for dandelions and flowers, she was thrilled. She asked if we could both wear our “summer whites” dresses and matching boho fringe sandals, and I happily obliged. We also decided to accessorize with our summery blue Chelsea Morgan frames from Visionworks. I loved how the tropical blue arms popped against our white outfits. We’re both excited to wear these pretty matching frames all summer long.

Look 4: Always On-Trend Tortoise. When it comes to eyewear, I have always been a tortoise shell fan. It’s classic, it’s neutral, and it looks good on everyone. My daughter, on the other hand, likes her frames to have a little more personality. And that’s why our Vera Bradley frames from Visionworks - which feature explosions of colorful wildflowers on the inside of their tortoise frames – are the perfect combo for both of us. We like to pair these on-trend frames with our favorite on-trend dresses – these pretty patterned, off the shoulder numbers.

Okay, let’s hear it. Who else secretly (or not so secretly) loves twinning with their little ones? Anyone else have matching eyewear? If not, I highly suggest heading over to your local Visionworks. They’ve got the largest selection in the industry, which means you’re sure to find the perfect fashion-forward frames to go with your and your babe’s personal styles!

This post is in partnership with Visionworks. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible.

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Animal Welfare Advocates Honored at Petco Foundation Gala

When discussing the creative process, Pablo Picasso once said that “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” At the recent Petco Foundation awards gala, visions that had…



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